Chronology of Animation 1960
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United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
January
Felix the Cat (tv)/(tvss), Joe Oriolo /Felix the Cat Productions.
(drawn animation)

Goliath II (ss), Wolfgang Reitherman /Disney.
(drawn animation)
first use of photocopying animator's drawings to cels rather than inking

April Winchell (January 4, 1960- ) (voice actress) born in New York, New York.



January
Yuji Moriyama (Moriyama Yuji 森山雄治, もりやまゆうじ) (January 6, 1960- ) (director, character designer, writer, animator) born in Tokyo.





February
Shoji Kawamori (Kawamori Shoji 河森正治) (February 2, 1960- ) (director, writer, designer, animator, storyboard artist) born.

Yuzo Sato (Sato Yuzo, 佐藤 雄三) (February 19, 1960- ) (animator, storyboard artist, director, voice actor) born in Fukuyama, Hiroshima.




March
Snezhniyat chovek ("The Snowman") (ss), Radka Bachvarova /Sofia Animation. (Bulgaria)
(drawn animation)

March
Junichi Sato (Sato Junichi 佐藤順一) (March 11, 1960- ) (director, writer, storyboard artist, sound director) born in Nagoya, Aichi. (/p>
March
"Jinro Soju" advertisement (ss)/(adv), Shin Dong-heon. (South Korea)
(drawn animation)




May
Hideaki Anno (Anno Hideaki) (director, writer, animator, character designer, storyboard artist) born in Ube, Yamaguchi.


June
Gary Trousdale (director, storyboard artist, writer, animator, voice actor) born in La Crescenta, California.





United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
July
Mouse and Garden (ss), Friz Freleng /Warner Bros.
(drawn animation)



July
Hiroshi Negishi (Negishi Hiroshi) (director, animator, character designer) born in Tokyo.


August
Hunger Strife (ss), Jack Hannah /Lantz.
(drawn animation)
first Inspector Willoughby series (1960-1965)



August
Saiyuki [西遊記] ("Voyage to the West"; "Alakazam the Great") (f), Taiji Yabushita and Osamu Tezuka /Toei.
(drawn animation)

Tadahito Mochinaga founds MOM Productions to do model animation for the American company, Videocraft International (later Rankin-Bass).


September
Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse (tv)/(tvss), Trans-Artist.
(drawn animation)

The Flintstones (tv), Hanna-Barbera.
(drawn animation)
(1960-1966)
first of a number of Flintstones television series and movies
first animated tv series created for primetime television


The Flintstones imageThe Flintstones
Q. T. Hush (tv)/(tvss), Animation Associates.
(drawn animation)





October
The Bugs Bunny Show (tv), Warner Bros.
the first of a long series of shows that featured classic Warner Bros. cartoons on network television
(1960-1962)

Deputy Dawg (tv)/(tvss), Terrytoons.
(drawn animation)

King Leonardo and His Short Subjects (tv), Total Television (Gamma (Mexico)).
(drawn animation)
contains King and Odie (tvss), Tooter Turtle (tvss), and The Hunter (tvss)





November
Mr. Magoo (tv)/(tvss), UPA.
(drawn animation)





December
High Note (ss), Charles M. Jones /Warner Bros.
(drawn animation)

Greg Berg (December 14, 1960- ) (voice actor) born in Napa, California.

Raymie Muzquiz (December 21, 1960- ) (director, storyboard artist) born.


December
Les aventures de Joe ("The Adventures of Joe") (tvss), Jean Image /Image. (France)
(drawn animation)
(1960-1962)
(first French animated television series)

December
Tarako (Tarako Isono, Isono Tarako 磯野鱈子) (December 17, 1960- ) (voice actress) born in Gunma.


United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
no date
Davey and Goliath (tv)/(tvss), Art Clokey /Clokey.
(1960-1972)
(model animation)

Mel-o-toons (tvss), New World.
(drawn animation, some live action)

The New Adventures of Pinocchio (tv)/(tvss), Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr. /Videocraft (MOM Pro (Japan)).
(model animation)

The Nutty Squirrels (tvss), Transfilm-Wilde.
(drawn animation)

Norm Prescott, Lou Scheimer, and Hal Sutherland form Filmation.

no date
El Maná (ss), Jesús de Armas /ICAIC. (Cuba)
(drawn animation)

Lines Vertical (ss), Norman McLaren /NFB. (Canada)
(direct-on-film animation)

The Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industrias Cinematográficos (Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry) (ICAIC) establishes an animation section. (Cuba)

Wendy Tilby (director, animator, writer) born in Edmonton, Alberta. (Canada)

no date
Foo Foo (tvss)/(tv), Halas & Batchelor. (Great Britain).
(drawn animation)

Chelovechka narisoval ya [Челове́чка нарисова́л] ("I Drew the Little Man") (sf), Valentina Brumberg, Zinaida Brumberg, and Valentin Layants /Soyuzmultifilm. (Soviet Union [Russia])
(drawn animation)
(short feature remake of the 1948 film Fedia Zaitsew)

Maly ("The Little Western") (ss), Witold Giersz /Studio Miniatur Filmowych. (Poland)
(drawn animation)

Un oscar per il signor Rossi ("An Oscar for Mr. Rossi") (ss), Bruno Bozzetto /Bozetto. (Italy)
(drawn animation)
first Signor Rossi series

Párbaj ("Duel") (ss), Gyula Macskássy and György Várnai /Pannoniafilm. (Hungary)
(drawn animation)

Rapsodie în lemn ("Rhapsody in Wood") (ss), Bob Calinescu. (Romania)
(model animation)

Snip the Magic Scissors ("Snip and Snap") (tvss)/(tv), Halas & Batchelor. (Great Britain)
(model animation)

Bruno Bozzetto founds Bruno Bozzetto Films. (Italy)

First Journées internationales du cinéma d'animation (JICA) held as a separate festival in Annecy. (France)

no date
"Plus 500 Years" (ss), Shinichi Suzuki /Otogi.
(drawn animation)

no date
Dang Doi Thang Cao ("A Duly Punished Fox") (ss), Le Minh Hien /Vietnamese Animated Cartoon. (North Viet Nam)
(drawn animation)

Dek Kub Mee ("A Child and a Bear") (ss), Payut Ngaokrachang. (Thailand)
(drawn animation)

"I Am Water" (ss), Dong Heon Shin and Chung. (South Korea)
(drawn animation)

"The Intelligent Little Duckling" (ss), Yu Ziguang /Shanghai Animation. (China)
(folded paper model animation)

Shin Dong-hun creates Shin Dong-hun Productions to make advertising animation. (South Korea)

Xuong phim Viet Nam (Vietnamese Animated Cartoon Film Studio) founded. (North Viet Nam)


Note: Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of animated films and television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Animation on the World Wide Web pages for links to animation studios and other Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this Chronology and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.


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